How to Clean Latex Paint Off Your Paintbrushes

How to Clean Latex Paint Off Your Paintbrushes


How to Clean Latex Paint Off Your Paintbrushes. Despite your best efforts, do your paintbrushes
always end up too stiff to reuse? Keep them forever with these cleaning tips. You will need Water A clean rag A paintbrush
comb A clean container Liquid fabric softener A rubber band and a ruler. Step 1. Every time you start painting, prep the brush
by dipping it into water. Shake it out before you dip it into paint. Step 2. Whenever you take a break, wrap your brush
in a clean, damp rag. Keep the brush out of the sun during breaks. Step 3. When you’re finished painting for the day,
thoroughly rinse your brush with warm water. As you’re rinsing it, use a paintbrush comb
to remove excess paint. Step 4. Fill a container with one gallon of warm water
and a half a cup of liquid fabric softener. Swish the brush back and forth in the solution
for about thirty seconds. Keep the bristles from touching the bottom
on the container. Step 5. Dump the water, replace it with fresh water,
and swish some more. Repeat the process until the water in the
container stays clear. Step 6. When the brush is clean, secure the handle
to a ruler with a rubber band and suspend it in yet another batch of clean water, making
sure the bristles don’t touch the bottom. Let it sit for several hours to loosen any
residual paint. Step 7. Hang the now spanking-clean brush and let
it dry. Did you know Forty-two percent of homeowners
would like professional help in selecting paint colors for their home.

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